HBO releases new Game of Thrones teaser and three behind-the-scenes videos

With the fifth-season premiere of Game of Thrones fast approaching, HBO has released yet another teaser for the upcoming season, as well as a trio of video featurettes that offer a sneak peek at the set, weapon designers’ work on the series, and various other behind-the-scenes elements.

Scheduled to debut globally Sunday, April 12, the new season of Game of Thrones is expected to finally bring together some of the individual story arcs that have been unfolding separately over the course of the previous four seasons, and set many of the series’ lead characters on a collision course with each other. George R.R. Martin’s fourth and fifth books in his “A Song of Ice and Fire” series are said to provide much of the inspiration for the new season.

In the behind-the-scenes videos released by HBO, fans can get a look at the international sets for the series that spanned multiple continents, as well as some of the custom-made weapons that will appear in the fifth season. Another video also offers some insight into the set design for the fifth season and some of the new places the upcoming season will take the series.

In a unique approach to the series’ premiere, HBO will broadcast the first episode of the new season of Game of Thrones simultaneously in over 170 countries and territories around the world at 9:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 12. Additionally, the North American HBO network, HBO Asia, HBO Canada, HBO Europe, HBO Latin America, HBO Netherlands, and HBO Nordic will all air the episode at the same time that day. The HBO-branded networks will be joined by various “Home of HBO” services internationally in Africa, Australia, Belgium, France, Israel, Germany, New Zealand, and several other regions.

You can watch the new teaser for the fifth season here, as well as all three behind-the-scenes video featurettes.